Public Openings

house & grounds open to the public by guided tour only

The tour brings to life the 1,300-year story of a manor house at the centre of a rural English community. Beginning with an introduction to the history of the house and the Hanham family, visitors are guided through the rooms where 500 years of ancestral portraits still grace the walls. Visitors will experience the history of the house as it passed from the Saxon Church to a family of adventurers, politicians, churchmen and soldiers, before being lead round the ancient grounds and walled kitchen garden.

Public Openings (2019)

Bank Holiday Weekends in May and August: Sunday & Mondays
Every Thursday from 9th May to 15th August (inclusive)
And Ten Sundays throughout the summer

May: 5, 6, 9, 16, 23, 26, 27, 30
June: 2, 6, 13, 20, 23, 27, 30
July: 4, 7, 11, 18, 25
August: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 25, 26
SundaysMondays & Thursday Tour Times: 10:00, 11:30 and 13:00

Meet at pedestrian gate, end of Deans Court Lane (BH21 1EE) - regret no parking, no dogs. Tours approx. 1h 20m, limited to 20 persons only, on a strictly first come basis (no pre-bookings).

Prices: adult £8, senior & disabled £6, children under 16 free - not suitable for under 5s
HHA Friends & Members - Free

Access Information: Level gravel paths in garden, steps and stairs in house. For more details on disabled access please contact us in advance.

Enquiries: 01202 849314 | (no pre-bookings)


We also offer extended, in-depth private tours of house and garden for special interest groups, all year round. Lasting approx. 1h 45m, these tours can be tailored to the interests of the group. Prices £15pp, minimum 15 people. Parking provided. Click Here for details on Private Tours